French's Point Vendor Spotlight: Hair That Moves | Michelle Turner Photography
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Vendor Spotlight: Hair That Moves

By On March 29, 2017

French’s Point Estate is thrilled to continue our series of blog posts spotlighting amazing Maine wedding vendors that help to make weddings at our waterfront wedding venue not only successful but truly the embodiment of… Read More

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Resource Guide for French’s Point Couples 2017

By On March 27, 2017

Here at French’s Point, our main goal is making sure you have the wedding of your dreams. This isn’t just something we say, we actively work to ensure that you have everything… Read More

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Vendor Spotlight: The Purple Orchid Event Planning

By On March 22, 2017

French’s Point Estate is thrilled to continue our series of blog posts spotlighting amazing Maine wedding vendors that help to make weddings at our waterfront wedding venue not only successful but truly the embodiment of… Read More

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Spring Wedding Floral Inspiration Board

By On March 20, 2017

One of our favorite florists in Maine is Emily Carter Floral Design. Her talent and creativity shine through in the gorgeous bouquets and wedding flower arrangements she creates. She’s a true artist which means she can work… Read More

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

By On March 17, 2017

March 17 is a widely celebrated holiday honoring Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. History speaks of his travels across Ireland, establishing monasteries and schools, and legends speak of a curse he… Read More

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Greenery Wedding Inspiration

By On March 15, 2017

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day so we thought it would be fun to give you some wedding inspiration focused around the 2017 Pantone color of the year, which is “Greenery.” We created a… Read More

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Craft Beer in Your Maine Wedding

By On March 13, 2017

When you think of Maine you probably think of lobsters, moose, pine trees, and weddings. What you might not think of is beer. Well, we’re here to introduce you to the thriving… Read More

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Hersey Retreat Road Cottage Series: Compass Rose Cottage

By On March 8, 2017

One of the wonderful things about French’s Point Estate is that in addition to more traditional hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts, there is an extensive network of nearby houses and cottages available… Read More

5 tips for planning your spring wedding in Maine
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5 Tips for Planning a Spring Wedding

By On March 6, 2017

Outdoor weddings can be absolutely gorgeous, especially in Maine, where we are blessed to experience the four seasons, each with their own charm and beauty. Spring weddings, combined with the smell of… Read More

Tips for planning the rehearsal dinner and welcome reception | Mikhail Glabets Lifestyle Photography
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How Can I Help: Rehearsal Dinner and Welcome Reception

By On March 1, 2017

Almost every wedding that takes place at French’s Point is a family affair for our clients. Often times parents and other family and friends participate in the wedding planning at various points in the… Read More

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5 Romantic Wedding Poems

By On February 14, 2017

One of the best ways to personalize and customize your wedding is by adding a special, meaningful romantic poem that sums up how you feel about one another. You can either read… Read More

Anatomy of a Wedding Invitation | Lauren Rachel Custom Wedding Invitation Design
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Anatomy of a Wedding Invitation

By On February 13, 2017

We asked our friendor Lauren Myers from Lauren Rachel to give us her professional advice on wording a wedding invitation. Lauren designs custom paper goods for weddings from save-the-date cards to invitation… Read More

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Best Coastal Maine Wedding Venue 2017

By On February 6, 2017

We have some great news to share! We have earned two great honors from the folks from the wedding blog Borrowed & Blue (Maine). We won “Best All-around Wedding Venue” and also “Best Venue for… Read More

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5 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Caterer

By On January 26, 2017

At French’s Point, we understand that our couples are seeking customized, meaningful, personal celebrations. For this reason, we encourage you to assemble your own dream team of wedding vendors to create the… Read More

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The Fun-Filled Wedding Celebration of Arianna and Ryan

By On January 17, 2017

Arianna and Ryan planned a fun-filled weekend at French’s Point for their wedding guests. There were water slides, fire pits, lawn games – and so much more! And, they rented all the… Read More

Maine State Wedding Liquor Laws | Danielle Brady Photography
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Maine Wedding Liquor Laws

By On January 9, 2017

We asked our friends at The Bar Association to help us help you better understand the Maine liquor license laws as they relate to weddings. They addressed some key questions below that relate to… Read More

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James Bond Inspired Wedding of Jess and Dave

By On December 27, 2016

Shaken, not stirred. This James Bond-inspired wedding was one classy and elegant affair. The beautiful bride, Jess, knew exactly how she wanted the wedding celebration to unfold and stayed calm throughout the… Read More

Rain on Your Wedding Day | Hailey Tash Photography
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What To Do If It Rains On Your Wedding Day

By On December 26, 2016

No matter how extensively you plan, you’ll always be left with one Mother (Nature) of a variable – the weather. If you get married in the spring or summer in Maine, rain… Read More

Let's Talk About Money: Wedding Budgeting | Photo by Alejandro Escamilla
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Let’s Talk About Money: Wedding Budgeting

By On December 19, 2016

When planning a wedding, money matters. So, let’s talk about money. I tell all of my clients that before they begin planning their dream wedding, they need to have a common vision… Read More

Real French's Point Wedding: Chantelle & Shay | Cuppa Photography
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Colorful Wedding of Chantelle and Shay

By On December 13, 2016

When a nurse practitioner marries a doctor and has an eye for design, the stage is set for an incredible wedding weekend! Chantelle and Shay personalized all the details of their wedding… Read More

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How Much Does a Wedding Tent Cost to Rent?

By On November 17, 2016

One of the most appealing aspects of French’s Point is our gorgeous sailcloth style tent that comes included in the venue fee. With broad views of Penobscot Bay, this semi-permanent event tent… Read More

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Real French’s Point Wedding: Keri and Greg

By On November 8, 2016

UPDATE: We’re delighted to announce that this wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty! We met Keri and Greg in person a few months after they reserved French’s Point. Choosing our venue… Read More

Wedding Hashtag How To | Photo by Darling Photography
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Wedding Hashtag How To

By On October 31, 2016

Will you be using a wedding hashtag for your Maine wedding? If you don’t have one yet or if you’re not exactly sure why you need one, then keep reading. This post… Read More

Drafting Your Wedding Vendor Team | Photo by Greta Tucker Photography, Catering by Bar Harbor Catering
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Drafting Your Best Wedding Vendor Team

By On October 24, 2016

Planning a wedding is like picking players for an epic game of dodge ball. Did you know that couples will engage six to 18 wedding vendors for their wedding? So, if you… Read More

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French’s Point Guiding Principles

By On October 17, 2016

The point of land upon which our coastal Maine wedding venue sits, French’s Point, was formed long ago when the glaciers that shaped the Eastern seaboard slipped into the sea. God made… Read More

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Gorgeous Estate Wedding of Kaleigh and Carlos

By On June 9, 2016

We had the pleasure of hosting this amazing wedding this past weekend! Everything from the floral arrangements to the catering was perfect. Check out the photos from Great Tucker Photo below. A special thank you to the… Read More